This is my first blog post as a college graduate and I must say… it feels pretty good! The one thing that held me back from posting more reviews before was the fact that every time I sat down to write one, I felt like I should have been working on homework or studying. Now that I am a full-blown adult (which isn’t all it’s cracked up to be), I will have more time to watch and write, which means more for you to enjoy!
Recently, I have watched several series and movies that I’ve been DYING to tell you all about. Let’s take a look at what I’ve been watching!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)
I was SO pumped for the release of this film and was bummed I couldn’t make it to the theatre on opening weekend so I was determined to see it as soon as humanly possible. I heard mixed reviews about the highly-anticipated sequel so I tried to go in with a neutral mind-set to let my critical mind take over – and I was not disappointed! If anything, I was blown away.
Volume 2 continues to follow the teams adventures as they guard the galaxy and get into a little trouble along the way. In this film, these unlikely heroes band together like a real dysfunctional family. Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord a.k.a Chris Pratt even stumbles upon his real father, Ego (Oh, how I missed you, Kurt Russell) and well, we will just say that no family is perfect.
I enjoyed every second of this film and I guarantee you will too. And the soundtrack? INSANE! The whole gang is back including favorites like Yondu, who we love to hate, and Baby Groot, who steals the entire film in the first 5 minutes. I mean just look at that face! Dare I say it but I think this one was better than the first.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is now playing everywhere.
The Handmaid’s Tale (For mature audiences)
After hearing so many incredible things about this smash-hit Hulu original series, I knew I had to see what the fuss was about. Based on the 1985 dystopian novel, written by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale explores a future where the United States is under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship that forces fertile women to bear children for rich, powerful families.
The first 3 episodes were released at the same time in order to draw in viewers and from now on, one episode will be released each Wednesday. I think that decision was imperative to the success of this show. This story is too heavy to binge watch and it shouldn’t be. After each episode, there should be some reflection on what was viewed. There couldn’t have been a more perfect time for a series with these serious issues to be released then right now and you’ll see why if you tune in.
The series follows the disturbing and heart-wrenching story of Offred, played by the impeccable Elizabeth Moss. Her acting chops alone will keep you coming back for more, no matter how much you want to look away.
The Handmaid’s Tale is now streaming on Hulu.
Last year, I was a massive fan of the book #GirlBoss, written by Nasty Gal’s founder, Sophia Amoruso. However, when I saw they were turning it into a Netflix original series, I was skeptical. Lesson learned – never underestimate Netflix.
This show is loosely – and when I say loosely, I mean LOOSELY – based off the life of Amoruso and how she made it big flipping vintage clothing out of her little New York apartment, turning thrift shopping into a multimillion dollar fashion empire. Intrigued? You should be because this show is quite the catch.
Britt Robertson (who I was never a fan of yet she surprisingly hit this one out of the park) perfectly plays an over-exaggerated Sophia who has a passion for clothing and steals things to make ends meet. She is quirky, out-there and makes this show a million times more entertaining to watch. Also, I am going to re-watch this show all over again solely to hear the sound track because it kicks butt. Did I mention RuPaul has a small role? What are you waiting for?
Girlboss is now streaming on Netflix.